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was freed. what the difference between the two cases? >> the new defense lawyer for her argued that some would say they took part -- that she had not taken part in the anti-putin prayer because she had been ejected from the cathedral beforehand, so she said her client was not guilty. it seems the appeals court listened to that and decided to commute to that to a suspended sentence. it decided to release her. but the prison terms in relation to the other two pussy riot activists remain and they will be sent to a prison colony. >> this protest that took place in the main cathedral in moscow, there had been some suggestion from the church that if the willing tobeen build repent, they would have had a less punitive sentence, but the women were uncompromising. >> all three remained speechless today, saying they would not resent. they did not see themselves guilty. the collective message they put out today was that there prayer had been a political action not motivated by religious hatred. therefore, they did not see themselves guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. >> thank you
defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut. when we have no trade agenda to speak of and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership but of passivity. the greater tragedy of it all is that we're missing an historic opportunity to win new friends who share our values in the middle east. >> rose: he also argued syrian rebels should be armed and addressed relations with israel. >> for the sake of peace we must make clear to iran through actions not just words that their nuclear pursuit will not be tolerated. i'll reaffirm our historic ties to israel and our abiding commitment to its security. the world must never see any daylight between our two nations. >> rose: the governor sought to capitalize on his debate performance. the next two debates will address global affairs. new polls show governor romney and president obama neck in neck in the race for president. joining me now from washington, tom friedman of the "new york times." >> great to be with you, charlie. thank you. >> rose: so tell me what you thought of the governor's speech today and did you le
the administration over what he said was a lack of embassy security. >> imposing these devastating defense cuts for it what that does when we equivocate we sho'e cutting our own defense, it makes us more weak. when we look weak, our adversaries are much more willing to test us, more brazen in their attacks and allies are less -- >> with all due respect, that is a bunch of malarkey. >> why is that so? what's not a single thing is correct. be specific. security in his budget by $300@ million below what we asked for, number one. so much for that. number two, governor romney, before he knew the facts, before he even knew our ambassador was killed, he was out making a political statement which was panned by the media around the world. >> we will have more on the debate later in this show, and expanded by including some third party vice-presidential candidates. the 2012 nobel peace prize has been awarded to the european union at a time when 27-nation body is embroiled in a debt crisis that has sparked mass protests in spain and greece. the nobel committee cited the etan's historical leadership, inclu
for financial assistance. >>> the planned measure between the europe's major aerospace and defense companies has collapsed in political deadlock. officials of franco german airbus owner eads and british based -- say in a statement the deal is canceled. they say the firms decided it was in their best interests to terminate the discussions and focus on their respective strategies. the statement came on wednesday after days of negotiations involving the british, french and german governments. >>> u.s. central bank says the economy in the u.s. is still growing but at a modest pace. the federal reserve's latest report on economic conditions across the country shows some improvements in consumer spending and the housing market. the feds report is based on surveys conducted by its 12 district banks. it says consumer spending in the last six weeks was generally flat to up slightly with rising gasoline prices weighing on sentiment. the report states housing starts and home prices are on the rise in many regions. but the fed remains cautious about employment conditions. it says the report that employment
is already lining up in defense. this is a damning report from an official body singling out two companies by name and suggesting that they simply have not done enough over the course of this investigation to demonstrate that they are free from influence from beijing. >> my understanding is the foreign ministry has done slightly more than just condemn this. have they not said this is the result of some kind of prejudice in america of chinese companies? >> in a sense, that is in the context in which there is a kind of growing focus on the issues of their trade and open access. i think we are beginning to get the sense that china feels, particularly in the run-up to the u.s. presidential election, that it is being unfairly targeted. i think the foreign ministry statement times with some of with.entiment -- chmeimes some have suggested that there are many and non-chinese companies that do assemble their products in china. the suggestion, therefore, to imply there is a security risk only attached to chinese companies is not fair. we have heard those things said in defense of these chinese comp
on the defensive and i think did sort of control the agenda of the debate, if you will, enforcing, and forcing ryan to be on the defensive but it is interesting, they both seemed to have separate game plans, the ryan folks got the impression that biden was going to throw everything at them and boy did he, i don't think he left anything out there and even got the phrase forcible rape in there, 47 percent, you name the detrimentally blue meat if you will rather than calling it red meat and biden threw it and ryan and ryan took the bait a couple of times but didn't take it a lot, i agree with john i think the abortion issue was probably the one opening there, if you are looking at where detrimentallies are going to try to democrats are going to try to drive a wedge, there is fascinating and a lot of chatter and republicans and mitch mcconnell on nbc, immediately .. tried to compare biden to al gore and the size, one thing you say if that is the first thing republicans are spinning, that's a little bit of a tell right, kind of at poker that that is where they want to go, maybe on substance, because if
the european stability mechanism. that's one of the key tools now in the defense against further threats in the region. eurozone finance ministers launched their new rescue fund just as the meetings here got started 3 european stability mechanism is a regional version of the imf. 17 finance ministers in the eurozone gathered in luxembourg for the inaugural board meeting of the fund. their new tool replaces emergency measures that were established for greece and other cash-strapped countries. the european financial stability facility. now, the fund's lending capacity is going to be about $650 billion. member nations will contribute to it in line with the size of their economy. the people who run it will be lending money to governments in need and they'll use it to purchase state bonds and bail out banks directly. analysts say they do expect one of the first tasks for those managers will be to purchase spanish sovereign bonds. well, imf economists zeroed in on the fiscal health of their host. they said planned increases in the consumption tax will not keep japan out of trouble. the economi
on defense spending. what will happen there? >> i am afraid there is not a big difference between the two parties. one of the things we will let hear about is the need to dramatically cut the military budget. there is a need and an ability to cut several hundred million dollars -- sorry, several hundred billion dollars from the military budget without in any way jeopardize and the safety and security of the people of this country. we will also not hear about the global impact of global warming, the environment. we will not hear about climate. we will not hear about global inequality. there is a whole range of issues that will simply not make it on to that debate agenda and the military budget is probably right at the top of the list. tavis: we shall see. two more debates to go. we thank you for your time. >> always a pleasure. tavis: that is our show tonight. you can download our app. thank you for watching. as always, keep the faith. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley on pbs.org. tavis: join me next time with ethan hawke on his new movie. >> there is a saying tha
't go home. and asked when that would be, and she said she doesn't know. >>> military enforces defenses near the border with syria. it sent at least 25 more fighter jets to the area. the build-up of troops and weapons is adding to fears that the conflict in syria could escalate into a regional conflict. turkish forces fired artillery shells into syria for six days in a row, responsibilitying to mortar attacks from the syrian side. cross boreder exchange began when a mortar fired from inside syria and hit a turkish border. the turkish military, deployed, 25 f-16 fighter jets to a base near the border. the military reinforcing troops and moving gun batteries to the area. turkish officials say syria's military and rebel forces are engaged in ape fierce battle near the border. shells landing in turkey may be offtarget. turkey could start bombings adpens se against syria. turkey could try to secure a buffer zone inside syria. nato secretary-general says the alliances ready to defend turk year. the remark is seen as a warning to syrian president, bashar al-assad to halt the cross border attac
for the syrian defense ministry. the syrian government denied the allegations. it calls the turkish decision an act of piracy. russia's foreign ministry accused turkey of endangering the lives of russian passengers on board the plane. it is demanding the full explanation. observers say the incident could strain relations between russia and turkey. the two countries increasing at odds following syria's shelling of a turkish border town. >>> japan is taking steps to restrict the international trade in an endangered type of turtle. the black breasted leaf turtle native to southern prefecture of okinawa, small freshwater animal is under pressure because of demand by collectors. this is the first time japan has proposed one of its indigenous species included in convention on international trade and endangered species of wild fawna and flora. the turtle is caught illegal and sold on line for $6 3sh,300. it wants to put an end to illegal smuggling. it provides protect tugs to 34,000 species. >>> now, officials in okinaw prefecture will enlist new allies to monitor the osprey aircraft. 12 ospreys ha
thought i was -- what he thought of as the last defense against the united states -- in cuba. but the premier says no, we cannot. all nuclear weapons are leaving cuba. that conversation and his mission is accomplished. what it shows in my view is that two but was -- cuba was a pawn in the game, but now we see that you could have made the crisis much more dangerous. >> the tactical nuclear weapons have been used -- if the tactical nuclear weapons had been used, 100,000 american soldiers would have been killed. >> in 1962 both nikita christoph and john kennedy acknowledged out close they had gone to nuclear war. christoph -- khrushchev agreed to work towards nuclear stability through kennedy's second term. it was never to be. >> one of the publications in the syrian conflict over the past 18 months as in the simple fact, however inconvenient it may be to the opposition, that president assad does enjoy support from some courtney in -- ordinary syrians. many centers are on touched by violence. our correspondent has been to one such city. >> another day dawns on the mediterranean.
in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. when our defense spending is being deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of. and the perception of our strategy is now one of partnership, but of passivity. >> the presidential candidate last of it will be on foreign policy. mitt romney was speaking at the virginia military institute. campaign later that day in san francisco, president obama said romney is wrong to oppose the winding down of the iraq war. >> governor romney has a different view. he said it is tragic to end the war in iraq. he doubled down that believe in a speech today, saying it was a mistake. i disagree. bringing our troops home was the right thing to do. [applause] every great american who wears a uniform of this country should know that as long as i am commander in chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. and when our troops take off their uniforms, we will serve them as well as they have served us. >> during his remarks, obama also addressed his debate performance in denver last week, saying supporters had criticize
in afghanistan, the powerful chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on defense, a republican helped continue the war by voting against the house amendment requiring the president to set a timetable for withdrawal. he's changed his mind. touched by what matt seton wrote him he asked that the letter be read into the congressional record and has been talking to other veterans, hearing from them what a real mess the war is. now he tells the tampa bay times, i think we should remove ourselves from afghanistan as quick a as we can. i just think we're killing kids that don't need to die. killing the kids that don't need to die. let those words sink in and this too. congressman young says, many of his colleagues in congress feel the same way he does but they tend not to want to go public. there are two more presidential debates. they will be yet another hoax unless someone puts the question to barack obama and mitt romney, why are we killing kids that don't need to die and then ask it over and again until they don't need to die and then ask it over and again until they have no choice but to go publi
to defense and how much goes to entitlements so that discretionary spending is a smaller amount. >> discretionary spending is a relatively small part of it. the word entitlements is a little bit, a word that is used in a prejor difficult way because remember when people -- >> but you know what i mean is so choose the word that you find better. >> well, what i mean is these expenditures -- >> health care. >> health care, social security. things that people have paid for. >> they paid for that, exactly. >> tell me how they should be reformed. tell me how much of a contribution, most people who look at the deficit including boults simpson said we have to have a significant reduction and a new way of looking at those things which have been part of the assumption of people. >> that's right. it turns out that social security is not a big problem. >> change the age. >> change its age a little bit, change the contribution a little bit. we can put that on. so that is something i think we can solve fairly easily and should not be at the core of the debate. the health-care programs are a s
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